The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be as follows: $60 for one bird, $70 for two birds, $90 for 3 or 4 birds, $135 for 5 or 6 birds, and $150 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the major jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box, and shipping on American Giant Homers (when available) will incur a 50% surcharge due to the additional weight of the much larger birds.
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Here is a late hatch 2017 dark check cock no. 6539 that is wearing a 2016 band. Needless to say, he is unflown, but he is loaded with the genes of "Heisenberg", a big Janssen cock that was by far my best flyer since 2000. 6539 is out of a brother x sister mating, so the inbreeding becomes apparent in the fact that he is a relatively small cock. However, both parents are normal size. Full Pedigree. Price: $75
SOLD2013 black cock bred by my friend Bob Metcalf who has retired from flying. This is a medium-sized cock that is out of a large Houben cross cock that flew extremely well for Bob, winning a race and two other diplomas at the club level. I am keeping the sire for breeding, even though he is a 2008. There is no pedigree available on this pigeon. Price reduced for quick sale: $25 - Sold (ED)
|3.||May hatch blue check cock no. 8332 that carries both cherry (red phase recessive opal) and brown. There is also a 50% chance he carries barless as well, since his mother carries it. Sire is a cherry cock that is down from my recessive opal family of flyers and a brown bar hen that goes back to "The Iceman", a barless ash red cock who was a 300-mile winner and is one of the foundation cocks of my barless family. Pedigree includes 6 of the 8 great-grandparents. Price: $50|
SOLDLate hatch dark check bronze/wf cock no. 8242, Janssen/HVR. Sire is out of an HVR cock purchased from Kripple Kreek loft. His half brother is a multiple diploma winner, including a win at 250 miles. He is a grandson of a cock I purchased on iPigeon from Kripple Kreek Loft (Kirby Harrold), that is a double grandson of "Cinnamon", one of Lou Coletta's truly outstanding breeders. Half brother to a race winner and on the dam's side he is down from "Heisenberg", one of my best flyers of the past 15 years. Full pedigree. Price: $50 - Sold (MD)
|5.||2016 white cock no. 6527 bred from flying stock that was basically Delbar plus a few other white families. He was one of my breeding cocks this year but is now available due to the fact that I purchased some additional Delbars and Belgian Whites that are down from long-distance families. He is a strong, robust, and aggressive pigeon and he passes those same characteristics on to his offspring. No pedigree available. Price: $50|
|6.||Sale Pending July hatch Huysken/VanRiel hen no. 8187. She was hatched too late for the race team, so was set aside in case I found myself in need of another good HVR hen. As it turns out, I am already breeding out of her parents, a sister, and a brother, so that makes her available. Her full brother is a multiple diploma winner, including a win at 250 miles. He is a grandson of a cock I purchased on iPigeon from Kripple Kreek Loft (Kirby Harrold), that is a double grandson of "Cinnamon", one of Lou Coletta's truly outstanding breeders. Dam is a out of a Gary Bosong (Lighthouse Loft) HVR mated to a son of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. . Price reduced: $50 - Sale Pending (GM)|
|7.||Sale PendingJune hatch recessive red hen no. 8305. Sire is a Hollywood recessive red out of "Red Baron" and "Holly", that are both off birds directly down from "Hollywood" himself. Dam is a dominant opal/andalusian blue that is a granddaughter of the mother of three outstanding racers, including a race winner and multiple diploma winner. Based on the light color of this pigeon I would guess that she is also opal. This is a large pigeon carrying the genes of several proven families. Full pedigree. Price reduced :$50 - Sale Pending (GM)|
August hatch Huysken/Van Riel cock. This is a full brother to the DC hen in lot no.6 above. He was hatched too late for the race team, so was set aside in case I found myself in need of another breeder. As it turns out, I am already breeding out of his parents, a sister, and a brother, so that makes him available. His full brother is a multiple diploma winner, including a win at 250 miles. He is a grandson of a cock I purchased on iPigeon from Kripple Kreek Loft (Kirby Harrold), that is a double grandson of "Cinnamon", one of Lou Coletta's truly outstanding breeders. Dam is a out of a Gary Bosong (Lighthouse Loft) HVR mated to a son of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. This bird also carries the genes for dilute (His dam is a yellow bar) and there is a 50% he also carries barless. Price reduced: $50
|9.||Great handling, solid, strong, powerful smokey blue check ("slate") cock no. 8311, out of one of my top breeding pairs. He is a May 2018 hatch, completely moulted and ready to mate. His dam is a dominant opal and she was purchased from Doug Harms via iPigeon. She has raised a race winner and multiple diploma winner as well as two other diploma winners. She is a granddaughter of "The Cowboy", the only dominant opal AU Elite Champion in the US. 8311's sire was purchased from John Beeson (Perfection Loft) in Kansas, and is a full brother to an AU Elite Champion. This should be a great breeding cock for anyone wanting to jump start their stable of breeders. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|10.||April hatch almond cock no. 8570 from the YB team. He was trained all season with the young bird team and was out 50 miles several times. Just prior to the first race I noticed that he was drooping his right eyelid and his eye was slightly watery so I treated it with aureomycin ointment. Once the eye was back to normal I took a good look at it and he had lost his vision in that eye, so I immediately removed him from the team. So if you want to name him, just call him the "One-eyed Jack". His sire is an almond that is over 50% HVR, and he flew 5 races out to 180 miles and was in the top 10% on one of them prior to being stocked. Dam is a very nice blue check, Hofkens/Grondeler/VanLoon, that flew out to 300 miles as a young bird and is out of a 600-mile hen. Dam was bred and flown by Steve Jenkins (Dixie-Buckeye) when he lived in Virginia. Two brothers are still on my YB team and a 4th was sent to the MVS auction race. Normally I would ask $150 for such a pigeon, but am offering him at a lower price due to his injury. Fully pedigreed. Price reduced: $50|
|11.||SOLDJune 2018 hatch Blue Bar "Drizzle" cock no. 8180. "Drizzle" is an automosal dominant gene that causes a blue pigeon to exhibit a much lighter shade of blue throughout. Breeders sometimes confuse this effect with faded, but faded is sex-linked and drizzle is not. The effect was first discovered by the late Larry Long of Iowa and has been studied extensively by Dr. James Gratz of Illinois. As you can see, it is a very attractive expression on a blue pigeon. But this pigeon is not about his color. Rather it is about his pedigree. His sire is primarily Huyskin/Van Riel and was bred by me. The sire is down from "The Vegas Cock" and "Little Marco" if you go back far enough. 8180's dam, however, is the real bird of interest here. She was purchased from Sal Hernandez of Sal's Loft in Utah. She is a race winner vs 244 birds at 236 miles and also has several other top 10% and top 20% placings to her credit. She has raised a race winner and several other diploma winners for me, all full siblings of 8180. I currently have a brother to 8180 on my race team and have a sister that I set aside for breeding. Price reduced: $50. - Sold (ED)|
|12.||Late hatch 2017 blue bar cock no. 7263. This is a relatively small pigeon for a cock, but his pedigree is loaded with performance. His dam is an AU Registered Champion, and on the other side his paternal granddam is an AU Elite Champion, both from Perfection Loft in Kansas. He is primarily Flor Engels, but his paternal grandsire is a VandenAbele who sired two race winners and a top five diploma winner on three different hens. I really wanted to keep this bird as a breeder, but the numbers won't let me. Priced at about a third of his real value. Price reduced (again): $50.|
|13.||SOLDSeptember hatch "near white" hen, no. 8244. Sire is a race winner and also won 2nd and 3rd on two other races, all as a yearling after flying just a single 100 as a young bird. Dam is 3/4 Delbar and 1/4 Dworek, both sides down from successful long-distance pigeons. Full pedigree. Price reduced for quick sale: $25 - Sold (ED)|
|14.||October hatch White cock no. 3544. I was surprised finding him in the nest after I thought I had thrown out all eggs, and by that time he was too big to use a standard AU band, so I went with a slightly large NPA Dragoon band just to have a seamless band on him for record-keeping purposes. His mother flew 5 races out to 180 miles, but was retired her second year flying due to an injury.She is half long-distance Delbar from The Netherlands and half white Dworek from a prominent (now retired) flyer in Michigan. Sire is half Clausing Houben and the other half is a blend of Delbar, Hackemer Meuleman and Janssen. He has an older sister on my current OB team. Full pedigree. Price: $50|
|15.||August hatch white no. 8165, primarily Delbar from long-distance stock but may have some white Dworek in it as well. I bellieve this is a hen but I cannot guarantee it; at this point I am about 85% certain. Very nice pigeon, daughter of the white cock listed above as lot no. 6. Limited pedigree consisting of parents only. This would be a great mate for the cock in lot no. 18 above. Price: $50.|
|16.||Large 2012 blue bar hen no. 1118. She was purchased from Garfield Brothers a few years ago. We have bred from her, but have only let her raise six young over that period. Two of them were sent to another flyer as part of a young bird kit and the other four were held back for breeding, so we don't have any flying records on them. This is a very nice hen who, like the hen listed above, is another victim of our numbers. Original pedigree from Garfield Brothers will be included. Price: $75|
|17,||2017 blue bar cock no. 7256, late hatch bred for stock; we raised just two young out of him and they were shipped off to a futurity. Dam is an AU Registered Champion, out of an AU Elite Champion, primarily Flor Engels. Sire is out of a Gaby Van den Abeele cock, mated to an AU Elite Champion, also primarily Engels.. Sire was a late hatch bred for stock, but is a half brother to two race winners plus several diploma winners. Full pedigree full of performance pigeons! Don't let this one get away. Price: $100.|
|18.||SOLD2018 recessive red cock no. 8583. This is out of a cock that carries dilute, so when mated to another recessive red or yellow there is an even chance that he will produce some yellow youngsters. Dam is pure "Hollywood" line, while sire is down from a performance line on his sire's side. Good red color. Price: $50 - Sold (MD)|
Here he is! Another Reduced Blue Check cock.
"They" (the two that were posted several weeks ago) may be gone, but now we are offering their younger brother. Reduced blue cock in checkered pattern. AU 2018 WCOF 8168. Hatched on August 10, 2018, he is sexually mature and ready to mate. Both parents are reduced. His father is approximately three quarters Janssen from my "Heisenberg" family and 1/4 Flor Engels from Perfection Loft in Kansas. Dam is also primarily Janssen and is a granddaughter of an AU Champion. This may be the last reduced cock that will be available this year.
Price is firm at $250.
Dragoons and Giant Homers
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|0.||Dragoons and American Giant Homers occasionally for sale. When they are available they will be listed in this section. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO DRAGOONS AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE FALL OF 2019 AFTER I HAVE RAISED A NEW CROP OF YOUNGSTERS.|
|1.||American Giant Homer: Magnificent 2018 red check cock. This pigeon is impressive! Not just "large": more like "massive". Powerful, broad and strong, you will love him. Competing against some of the best Giant Homers in the US, he placed 3rd in his class at the National Young Bird Show this past October. Price: $50.|
|2.||American Giant Homer: 2014 faded blue cock. Used as a breeder the last four years he will be replaced by his son. He is still every bit as good as a breeder but I have extra cocks in this breed, and he is one that is available. Price: $40|
|3.||American Giant Homers: 2018 ash red bar cock. Price: $40|
|4.||American Giant Homers: 2016 blue bar hen, no. 2482. Large, powerful hen that we raised ourselves and have bred from the past two seasons. Price: $40|
|5.||American Giant Homers: 2016 blue bar hen, no. 2218. Large, powerful hen bred by AGHA Master Breeder Joe Braun. We have have bred from the past two seasons and are quite happy with her young. We would be keeping her another year but have extra Giant Homers, so we can afford to let her go at a very good price. Price: $50||;|